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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Intermediate English

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Aug 06, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Fall/Winter 2021 Nov 08, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022 Oct 29, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT770
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Teaching English Language Arts is complex in a world where students engage with a wide variety of information and communication technologies. Teachers wonder how they can direct the interest of their students toward reading or writing stories and how to teach them to be critical users of a wide range of media. In CONT 770, you will consider English Language Arts in light of current issues and trends with a view to responding meaningfully to students and exploring effective teaching practices. The course begins by asking you to reflect on the subject of English Language Arts and the role of the teacher and then moves to a consideration of the strands from the Language curriculum (for Grades 7 and 8) and from the English curriculum (for Grades 9 and 10) and some of the theories and issues that underpin those strands. At the end of the course, you will bring together theory and practice in culminating activities designed to prepare you for teaching Intermediate English Language Arts. Central to this course is the use of online collaborative learning that serves to create a community of learners and a culture of shared endeavour. Another key component is your growth through self-reflection. A large part of this process can take place in your course Journal. Course Learning Expectations In this course you will have the opportunity to: • assess current research and initiatives in the teaching of English and Language • demonstrate your understanding of the four curriculum strands for Grades 9 and 10: oral communication, reading and literature studies, writing, and media studies • explore the three curriculum strands for Grades 7 and 8: reading, writing, oral communication, and media literacy • integrate the use of technology in your classroom • promote equity and inclusion in your classrooms and lesson designs • discover a variety of assessment and evaluation practices

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Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show: The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in English or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification. 1.0 of required courses must be in English Literature/Writing.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

Electronic resources are included within the course content.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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